Bringing healthy returns from the livestock feed market
Livestock feed markets play a huge role in a profitable corn crop. What’s the benefit? The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) enhances Indiana’s corn feed markets and increases the value by listening and answering the needs of both feed customers and farmers.
Pigs, poultry, and cows are major customers for the state’s corn. And, these farms positively impact Indiana’s economy as a whole by generating tax revenue and creating jobs. ICMC also focuses on dried distillers grain (DDG) feed, research and regulation education as it relates to feed.
Research tells the story many already know — investing in animal agriculture is an investment in community vitality.
DDGs research is a top priority for ICMC. Feeding distillers grain to livestock continues to be an important topic because of the widespread availability of distillers grain in Indiana and high cost of alternative feed grains. Currently, ICMC is working with other corn states to look at diets with DDG incorporation.
ICMC funds programs through the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) to build export markets in key geographies, including Mexico and the Middle East.
Farmers Deliver — More than meat, dairy and eggs
Today’s farms don’t quite look the same as they did 20, 10 — or even 5 — years ago. Farmers are leveraging new technologies to make producing our food, fuel and fiber more efficient and safe for animals and the environment. Raising livestock in barns is just one of the ways farmers are doing just that.
Seven livestock and livestock-supporting organizations have come together to help engage community members and leaders in conversations to alleviate misconceptions about livestock expansion and support Indiana’s livestock farmers.
In the News
- Growth in livestock population creates economic opportunities
- Local livestock operations are a job multiplier for northeast Indiana region, report says
- Study Shows Animal Ag is a Big Contributor to Indiana’s Economy
- Study results: Indiana livestock industry is still growing
- Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
- Consumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal
- Study Shows Animal Ag Potential
- Next-generation farming